An explanation of topics for a dialogue with young people; topics where young people have to deal with in their lives, with support of Scripture.
. (All quotations from the New King James translation)
(Matthew 7: 13-14) 13 Enter by the narrow gate; for wide is the gate and broad is the way that leads to destruction, and there are many who go in by it. 14 Because narrow is the gate and difficult is the way which leads to life, and there are few who find it.
Once upon a time there was a king who had the finest robes and had everything his heart desired.
He had the most beautiful and impressive buildings built and laid out beautiful gardens, orchards and water basins, just as he wanted. Everything his eyes desired, all came. From all sides, extraordinary honor and admiration came for his achievements.
One day, he was looking from his castle at all that splendor and a remarkable thought came over him. He realized that all that extraordinary honor was only there for a limited time and therefore he could not stop expanding that magnificence.
He realized he could never be satisfied with all that toil, with all that splendor. Then he understood the futility of that pursuit of splendor, continuous honor and admiration. He compared it to grasping for the wind, which is never going to work, which is totally impossible. Wisdom came back to him and his heart opened. The creation was far more impressive and beautiful in the eyes of King Solomon, than anything he owned or had made. He had lost love for his Creator and love for his neighbors (and being good to them). He wanted those important qualities back in his life. (Ecclesiastes chapter 1-3)
(Luke 12:27) 27 Consider the lilies, how they grow: they neither toil nor spin; and yet I say to you, even Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these.
Theme: There is no midway, the choice for life has to be made.